Republican front runner in the presidential race, Donald Trump has created an issue for himself on Twitter. Trump is a regular user of Twitter as he recently asked his followeres whether he should attend the Fox News debate. This time, Trump is in a rift with a Saudi Prince, Al-Waleed bin Talal, a Saudi business magnate and owner of The Kingdom Holding Company. Prince Alwaleed’s investment firm, Kingdom Holding Company, does own a stake in Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox, worth about 6.6 percent of the company. Al-Waleed has also been involved in several business deals with Donald Trump, most times buying his properties to bail him out of debts.
Battle of the social media
According to CNBC, the Republican presidential candidate retweeted a photoshopped image of Al-Waleed and Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly on Thursday which included the following text: “Most people don’t know that the co-owner of Fox News is Prince Al-Waleed of Saudi Arabia here with his sister and with host Mygan Kelly [sic]. In case you only watch Fox News and you missed it everywhere else. Google it.” The recent Trump-Al-Waleed feud is borne out of Trump’s ongoing rift with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and his decision to skip the Fox News debate on Thursday.
Trump drags Al-Waleed into his political war front
The two business men have a long history as it appears that Alwaleed has bailed Trump out twice, by purchasing Trump assets to save him from debts.This is not the first time that Trump and the Saudi prince have clashed on Twitter. After Trump proposed his plan to ban Muslims from the United States in December, Alwaleed took offense: “You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America. Withdraw from the U.S presidential race as you will never win.” As expected, Trump shot back: “Dopey Prince @Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do it when I get elected.” Donald Trump is taking his fight with Fox News to another level, for having ties with Saudi Arabia. Prince Al-Waleed shot back by replying Trump: “Trump:You base your statements on photoshopped pics? I bailed you out twice; a 3rd time, maybe?”